Our Design Team recently obtained planning permission for this six meter rear extension, located in the heart of the London Borough of Merton. We experimented with various design options; the final proposal being an apex roof with large skylights to catapult natural daylight into the extension and rear rooms.
We were focused on enhancing the character of the property whilst still being sympathetic to the host building. These details included a timber cladded rear elevation with brick walls on the side walls to match the existing property. There are also large bi-folding doors that create a smooth transition into the garden. The extension has now given the client additional space for their family to grow and will become the hub of the family home.
Need some advice on how to plan your en-suite? Millie Gardiner one of our Architectural Designers talks you through the best course of action. She suggests that you begin by assessing the dimensions of the room or space you have, then looks at some common space saving solutions such as corner cabinets and walk in showers.
Read the full article here.
Our Design Team recently obtained planning permission for this large Wraparound extension in Wandsworth. Our client wanted to convert their single bedroom, ground floor flat into a two bedroom property with a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area to the rear. We proposed a wraparound extension with a courtyard, bi-folding doors and a combination of flat roof skylights and Velux windows. The planning process was smooth and our client is so excited to finally get started on the build.
Real Homes really do love our Lewisham Park Loft project. They have now featured it for the second time this year, and we couldn’t be more proud to have such a gorgeous project shown off once again. This beautiful Victorian home had a ground floor extension and loft conversion built to maximise the property’s potential. Presented in ‘The Ultimate Guide to Loft Conversions’, this article demonstrates how extending your home upwards in this way can add significant space as well as value to your property.
Read the full article here.
See more images of this loft conversion here.
IQ Glass have been going for over 30 years and are the UK’s leaders in architectural glazing and contemporary windows and doors. They came to our Head Office earlier this week, to present a CPD on technical glass.
Our Architectural Design Team and Project Management Team were delighted to welcome Andrew, who talked us through some of the more technical areas of architectural glass and how we can successfully integrate architectural glazing into our designs.
The team are very much looking forward to incorporating these new ideas into our Design Service.
After the success of our SE5 House Tour last month, we’re not surprised that places are booking up incredibly fast for our second House Tour here on Saturday 19th May.
We added both a ground floor extension and a loft conversion to this family home in Camberwell, SE5. The ground floor was a side infill extension, and has some wonderful features including bi-fold doors and Velux windows. The loft adds an impressive 30SQM to the property and allows for a spacious bedroom, as well as an en-suite. For pictures of this project, check out our loft gallery and ground floor extension gallery.
Our Design Team recently obtained planning permission for this whopper of an extension in NW2. Our client wanted a large loft and ground floor extension approved so they could have a master bedroom with an en-suit and Juliet balcony. The ground floor will now contain a large utility room, kitchen, dining and play area. The light penetration into the property will be much more significant, allowing our clients to enjoy a surplus amount of natural daylight into both the ground floor extension and loft space.
We have recently been instructed on our third project on Thorpedale Road, N4 and our Design Team cannot wait to get started on creating the designs. The Design Phase for our first project on Thorpedale Road was started last year and the Build is due to be completed in the next couple of months. Four impressive architectural skylights have just been installed so that once the extension is finished, natural daylight will flood the soon to be open plan kitchen and snug area. Our latest clients on this road have both opted for side return extensions and a mixture of exciting design options such as an all-glass roof, Crittal doors, and inflected skylights. One of these proposals includes a unique and bespoke box skylight above the new entrance to let light into the kitchen and reception room.
Our Architectural Design Team were thrilled to welcome Helen Mead from Holloways of Ludlow last week to our Head Office, where she came to speak with the team about lighting design and final finishes. Holloways of Ludlow manage a lighting, bathroom and kitchen showroom with a new store of homewares opening up in Wimbledon Village. Our team are super excited to incorporate the design strategies Helen gave into our Interior Design Service, so that we can continue to excel in providing our clients with stunning, fit-outs and finishes.
Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine has featured one of our favourite loft projects in their February edition, in a feature about planning and costing a loft conversion. This stunning loft conversion is in SE13, and shows how a loft can be transformed into a fantastic additional space in one’s home.
For pictures of this Loft Conversion, check out our gallery.
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Our Design Team had a fantastic morning this Wednesday when they stepped into the festive spirit by taking part in their very own Design Team Quiz and Best Christmas Hat Competition. Declan, our Graphic Designer came 1st in the quiz, winning a fabulous trophy and assortment of fun gifts, whilst Stephen, one of our Architectural Designers won the best Christmas hat competition with his incredible (and edible) homemade, twinkling, candy cane crown.
One of our Architectural Designers, Marcus was snapped at the Emporta Interior Design Conference.
Eporta is an online sourcing platform that is revolutionising the professional home furnishing sector by allowing interior designers, architects and retailers to connect and do their business online by directly engaging with product designers, furniture and home furnishing suppliers globally.
Marcus can’t wait to take what he has discovered at the masterclass and inject it into our Interior Design Service here at Design Team.
We had a fabulous time in Highbury last Saturday at our N5 House Tour.
This was a showstopper of a tour with over one hundred and twenty of our current and prospective clients attending. Both members of our Design Team and Build Team were thrilled to spend the day speaking with our guests about their projects. Our clients were very impressed with the amount of light that flooded the extension and the stunning polished concrete floor.
Our next tour will take place in the New Year in SE5 on Saturday 10th February, so register your interest here today!
Our client in SW2 has an end of terrace property with a butterfly roof. They wanted to add an additional bedroom, cinema room and ground floor extension. We achieved this by getting planning approval for a Mansard shaped roof, first floor extension and a wraparound ground floor extension. The client has opted for large Velux’s and bi-folding doors on the rear to let a surplus amount of light into the new extension.
We recently gained planning permission for a Loft Conversion in just three short days! Our Design Team are both astonished yet thrilled for our client in Haringey, who will be building a very unique loft design, way ahead of schedule.
Our designer and client agreed to opt for a design that would meet the Permitted Development guidance, thus reducing the planning application timeframe. Although there is no guarantee any application will be processed quickly, we were able to obtain a positive decision within 3 days of the validation.
The final proposal includes a spacious bedroom with an en- suite that takes full advantage of the depth of the property. The Velux windows at the front and a large open glazing at the rear make for a wonderfully light and open feeling. Three large windows on the rear facade offer near-frameless views onto the greenery beyond and draw natural light into the bedroom and down into the hall.
We have just completed this gorgeous landscape design for a client in Southwark.
The client wanted a romantic garden with cottage style boarders, as well as a lowered seating area. After seeing some initial mood boards, our client decided that a pond would be a lovely addition. With the pond placed towards the rear of the garden and the shed disguised through a cleverly choreographed layout of tall plants such as hollyhock, sweet pea and honey suckle, this garden has a magical, mystical feeling. Interesting design features include a delightful stepping stone path, hidden pockets and a deep seated area that looks up at the house, creating the perfect sun trap.
We had a lovely day in Muswell Hill with over fifty five of our current and prospective clients.
This was our second House Tour at this stunning build in N10 and it was fantastic success. We had both members of Design Team and Build Team present to talk with our guests about their projects, with many of our clients bringing their lovely little ones who all enjoyed the colourful cupcakes! Everyone appreciated seeing this ground floor extension which boasts high ceilings (3.4m to be exact), large Bi-fold doors, Velux windows and a fabulous utility area and ground floor WC.
If you’re keen to learn more about our House Tours, watch our video here.
Our next tour is in N5 on Saturday 11th November, so do get in touch to book your slot now!
The homeowner wanted to add an ambitions loft extension to their detached house located in the London Borough of Bromley. The loft will provide space for an additional master bedroom with an en-suite and a study at mezzanine level. The final design takes full advantage of the wonderful views, providing the perfect place to watch the sunrise and set against a serene golf course in the distance. The shape of the extension and position of the skylights have been strategically placed, so that the new habitable space in the loft always has access to natural day light all year-round.
We started this kitchen design in Datchet earlier this month, and our client got a great taste of what their kitchen may look like. With the subtle coloured kitchen units and Spanish tiled splashback detailed in the drawings, all of the small details helped. These 3D projections gave our clients the chance to begin visualizing their dream kitchen, and we’re looking forward to developing the design and getting to a finished result.
Build It Magazine have featured one of our stunning projects in their September issue.
The homeowner of this bright and modern extension in Lewisham Park really has utilised the additional space. They built an L-shaped kitchen, loft and completely renovated the whole property, transforming this 2 bed Victorian terrace into a magnificent three bed home with a beautiful garden and three bathrooms. In the dining space, three Velux windows flood the area with natural light and the bi-fold doors allow the homeowners to open the room up on sunny days. Three striking pendant lights hang over the dining area, creating a warm ambience in the evenings.
For pictures of the Ground Floor Extension and Loft Conversion, check out our gallery.
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Our Stoke Newington project certainly has that wow-factor and it dazzled in the May edition of Good Homes! We carried out both the Design & Build Phase for this project in 2016, and the finished product is absolutely stunning.
The homeowner chose some fantastic features such as wide Bi-Fold doors combined with an all-glass roof, which floods the room with natural light. We opened up the entire ground floor, removing the wall that traditionally separates the living and kitchen area, creating a relaxing, airy and sociable space. The colourful kitchen tiles further compliment the overall look of the project.
To see more pictures, check out our gallery here.
What a busy month for our Design Team! We have had 23 instructions this month, with a mix of ground floor extensions, loft conversions, one roof terrace and even a second story extension.
As our map shows, they've come from all over London and we're looking forward to getting stuck into making these homeowners dreams a reality.
If you would like a site visit to begin creating your dream extension contact us today on 020 7242 5353 to book in.
Last Saturday we had one of our busiest House Tours yet in Lewisham. The project featured a fabulous loft conversion and ground floor extension, with stunning bi-fold doors and velux windows! Over one hundred of our current and prospective clients came to speak to the Architectural Design and Build team and see a finished project for themselves. We've just announced our next House Tour which will be in N10 in September. For further information please call 02072 425 353.
Our client’s on Regina Road wanted a spacious kitchen with the potential to have a large dining table for entertaining. Their ideal design was a simple traditional roof with a vast opening so that the new kitchen is flooded with natural light. We went through various design options before deciding with the client on an Apex roof with 7 Velux windows and large crittal doors. The planning process was smooth as neighbours in the surrounding area have had rear extensions approved, and we highlighted that on the application.
Design team have been busy with some interior decorating! Following your site visit if you’ve any further questions book in an office follow up – we’d be delighted to go through your project in further detail with you in the cosy surroundings of our office – we have late appointments on a Monday and Tuesday. Call 0207 242 5353 for more information
We’ve redesigned our site boards! Our Graphic Designer Declan, has been busy and he’s revamped our boards with some beautiful new imagery. We’ve also simplified the design and gone for a minimalist ‘less is more’ approach. They’re up all over London so keep an eye out for a project near you! Can’t wait to spot one? Take a look at our design database to see what we’ve worked on in your area.
House Tour in SW2 - Saturday 1st April
We are offering our prospective Design and Build clients the opportunity to see one of our completed Builds in Lambeth, SW2.
Can't wait until April? Check out our gallery for a sneak peek of the project.
Our Design Team is a wonderful mixture of experienced Architects, Part 2 Architectural Designers and Architecture Graduates. Our team are always looking for new challenges and avenues to expand their knowledge, and our grads have just entered an incredible competition called 120 Hours. The team were up late on Friday creating their design – and here it is: A creative and inspiring take on modern Chinese architecture.
See the project here - and join us in wishing our team the best of luck in the competition!
This beautiful ground floor extension has just been accepted in Richmond. This bold design adds a massive 25 SQM onto the property and shows just what you can achieve when you have a knowledgeable Design Team behind you!
Over one hundred current and prospective clients came to our House Tour last weekend in Lewisham.
This Ground Floor Extension and Loft Conversion demonstrated just how much space you can gain by converting and extending what you have already. This project featured bi-fold doors, Velux windows and a Juliet Balcony, so we were able to show off and demonstrate some popular features.
We’re booking in new House Tour dates all over London so keep an eye on our schedule and get in touch to register your interest.
We are kicking off 2017 with a House Tour at one of our most popular projects. This beautiful Ground Floor Extension and Loft Conversion is in Lewisham, SE13. We anticipate a very busy tour this month so don’t miss your opportunity to book your slot!
It’s on Saturday 21st January in Lewisham.
We just had our busiest House Tour yet! Last Friday, over 40 of our prospective and current clients came to our House Tour in Tooting, SW17. This beautiful project showcased some fantastic features such as bi-fold doors, Velux windows and an architectural roof light.
To learn more about our House Tours, check out our upcoming schedule. Our next one is in January and features a Ground Floor Extension and Loft Conversion - check out the pictures here; its certainly one you don't want to miss!
Good Homes have featured one of our favourite projects in their Christmas Edition. This beautiful extension is in Lewisham, SE13 and we completed both the Design and Build for a Ground Floor Extension and Loft Conversion which added an impressive 50SQM onto the property.
This is also the location of our next House Tour which will be on Saturday 21st January 2017.
We recognise that Designing and Building a home extension is a major purchase. If it’s your first time, it can be confusing because of the new terminology and technical detail. Both our Design Team and Build Team are here to help – take all of the time you need and ask all of the questions you feel necessary.
Book an office meeting today and meet with a member of our Architectural Design Team. Our Team are able to offer advice on your scheme and we just love talking about new projects.
Our Design Team love all things design related – and we have an absolutely fabulous Interior Design Service which is useful for those who need some guidance. We have recently designed a beautiful ground floor extension in South East London, where the homeowner wanted bright bold colours and subtle, delicate kitchen materials. We just love the final result – and most importantly so does our client!
Our Architectural Team have been very busy on Clifden Road and have been working on a fantastic project which features a ground floor extension, loft conversion and basement - three incredible developments wrapped up in one gorgeous project!
Just because your scheme is large, it doesn’t mean you can’t be ambitious and bold in your design; you just need to know what accompanying documents you need to support the planning application and satisfy your local council. We did just that and the approval of this scheme proves just what you can achieve when you have an experienced Design Team behind you.
We were thrilled to welcome the newest member of our team earlier this month - our Graphic Designer, Declan. Declan’s job is to keep our website looking sharp and ensure that it’s functional and easy to use.
He'll also be helping out our marketing team with our flyers and merchandise - we are thrilled to welcome him to the team!
Good Homes has featured one of our stunning projects in their August edition. This ground floor extension boasts some impressive features including Bi-Fold Doors, Velux Windows and a Rooflight.
The project is in Tooting, SW17, and are our clients just love the finished result.
For more pics, take a peek at our Gallery here.
As a Team of Designers, we take the Design of our home and Head Office very seriously. After a lot of discussion, we decided to brighten up our showroom with some beautiful Dibond prints of our favourite projects. We had them installed this week and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Come and visit our showroom and see for yourself. We would love to show you around and explain more about how we work.
Having only featured in Real Homes a mere two months ago; we were delighted to have another project feature in the July edition.
This beautiful project is in Peckham, SE15 and was the location of our House Tour in July. The exposed brick wall frames the extension and creates a stunning feature. The homeowners have chosen a minimalist kitchen and clean white walls so they don’t detract from the brick.
See more pics here.
Our Design Team have recently obtained planning permission for a fantastic, three story extension in a conservation area in Lambeth. The additional space will add a massive 60SQ to the home, and will completely transform the property.
Our Design Team have tons of experience with Local Councils within London, and this scheme just proves what you can achieve if you have an experienced Design Team behind you.
25 Beautiful Homes have featured a comment from our CEO, Dan Davidson.
Dan offered readers a cost effective design solution to converting a loft. Our Design Team have tons of experience in loft conversions and we would love to help, so get in touch today if you have any questions.
Our Design Team have had another great planning win this week.
To satisfy the guidelines from Merton Council, we set the proposed area back slightly from the existing rear of the property. It was important to both the client and the council that this extension was in keeping with the local area and was designed so that it would match the existing elements of the property. Our client is delighted with the results and is excited to get started on the next phase of the project.
Ideal Homes has featured one of our fantastic projects, which is located just a stone's throw from our Head Office in Clapham. This finished build is quite the show stopper, and the combination of the bi-fold doors and stunning internal tiles make quite the statement!
Our clients opted for a gorgeous internal window to allow light to penetrate into that rear room.
Our Design Team goes to great lengths to find that perfect design, which suits our client’s specifications and style. There is nothing more exciting than seeing that Design becoming a reality – which is happening just here on this gorgeous build in SE5.
Our client gained an impressive 58 SQM and the carefully thought out design has completely transformed the property. The kitchen is now flooded with natural light, with 3 generous sized Velux windows and an Inflected Roof Light.
Real Homes has featured one of our stunning builds in Stroud Green, North London.This ground floor flat makes clever use of the space available, and even manages to incorporate a court yard within the extension which allows natural light to penetrate every single room of the property.
This build also features an exposed brick wall – which is quickly becoming one of our most popular design options. The exposed brick wall is versatile as it comes in different colours, textures and can be laid out in different patterns. It is not limited to one specific style and can be paired with traditional, modern, rustic, contemporary and many other styles.
We are very excited to announce that we are running a Golden Ticket Raffle! You could win a Free Design Phase worth £3,995 – to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes, all you have to do is book a site visit, which you can do here.
We’re giving away loads of stuff, including a Free Design Phase, Free Interior Design Service, Free Landscape Design Service & Free 3D Concepts. You have a 1 in 4 chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes – so what’ve you got to lose?
Good Homes magazine has featured one of our projects in their February edition!
The project is located in Haringey, and is home to one our most popular House Tours. The magazine shows off some of our bold design options such as porcelain tiles that are made to look like reclaimed wood. The tiles are not only great for cleaning, but they absorb the heat from the underfloor heating which is more efficient at distributing heat than other popular floor materials.
The fitout works at No. 342 Clapham Road are in full swing, and the window vinyls were applied yesterday. The team can't wait to occupy our brand new studio & project management hub and whilst there are an extensive programme of fitout works, we are hoping to be in occupation by the summer.
We want to show off our fantastic Design and Builds and we warmly welcome all prospective Design and Build clients the oppurtunity to come and meet us and tour one of our completed Builds. Both members of our Design & Build teams will be on hand during the day to assist with any queries. We offer hourly slots but feel free to stay as long as you need - grab a drink, relax and chat to our team.
Check out our schedule here and submit the form to registered your interest. We're always adding in new tour dates, so keep checking back for new tours.
Build It magazine has featured one of our projects in their December edition! The stunning build is located within the Telford Park Conservation Area in SW2, and has some fantastic traditional features integrated into the Design.
Conversation Areas can be tricky, but if you have an experianced team behind you, you'll have no trouble getting past your local council. Our Design Team kept this scheme in keeping with the existing and neighbouring properties, and the result is incredible. The contemporary look, intergrated with the traditional features makes for a stunning finish.
Our Project in Stockwell, SW8 has been featured as a full 2-page feature in the September issue of Good Homes Magazine.
The homeowners wanted to increase the kitchen area to accomodate their growing family, and the finished build does just that; the finished room spans an impressive 39 SQM. The work included excavation to the sub floor to improve the ceiling height, and we fitted bi-fold doors and roof lights to maximise the natural light.
Our Build in Streatham, SW2 has been featured in the property section of the Metro.
Our sister company, Build Team, completed the Build in 2014. Our Design Team had to adhere to strict design restrictions because the property is in the Telford Conservation Area. We chose to go for a minimalistic approach to the exterior design and include tradtitional features to keep the design in keeping with the neighbouring properties.
One of the builds completed by our sister company, Build Team, in Islington, N19 has been featured in the May 2015 issue of Real Home magazine's kitchen supplement, Kitchen+
In order to maximise the amount of natural light entering the new space the scheme included bi-fold doors, three large rooflights and a Velux sun tunnel.
Please click here to view the feature.
January was a busy month with 24 new Design instructions; one of which was on Oswyth Road, Camberwell SE5 where Dan built his first Side Return and loft conversion in 1999!
Other instructions included two side return extensions in Leytonstone on Vernon Road, E11 and Gordon Road, E11. Leytonstone is a rapidly developing area in London; we have noticed an increase in the number of prospective clients in this area.
We also have a large design instruction in Barons Court, W6 which is to include a Side Return, loft conversion and second storey rear extension.
Build Team were recognised at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards yesterday evening with Dan winning the Special Merit Urban Entrepreneur of the Year
Well done to everyone at Build Team for contributing to the win.
Build Team are looking ahead to a busy start to 2015. In January we will be starting new builds on the following streets across London:
Highbury Hill, N5
Gordon Road, SE15
Belvoir Road, SE22
Mandalay Road, SW4
Yukon Road, SW12
Clifton Road, E5